X-Transbots MX Series Berserkars / Monolith (Stunticons/Menasor)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. SJW

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    So happy I bought a back plate from @jimmyh . If you are not planning to stick Motormaster in the back of Menasor I’d highly recommend you get in touch with this TF modding wizard for this component.

    Acoustic Wave looking good with XTB’s Menasor. Get some time this weekend to properly enjoy Sounders. Might even stick decepticon faction labels on all three figures in the photos below:

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    Well damn, I guess I need one of those shoulder sets as well. Great work, mate!
     
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    bman29 Dancitron

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    Looks great. Not sure which I like better, yellow or silver fronts. These look like they just sit atop the existing shoulder pads? Also how many pesos will you require to have some of these made and shipped to my home?
     
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    I like the idea of these, but to me they look much too tall and come too far forward. G1 Menasor's shoulder pads came up for the top of his forehead and were level with the front of his face. But these tower above his head and come so far forward that they look more like blinkers for a horse. (Er, this is meant to be helpful and constructive criticism, by the way. I've tried rephrasing so that it doesn't sound mean. Please don't think I'm being mean!)

    If they were 2/3 the height and came 2/3 the way forward I think I would surely pounce and get some!

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    Selling my youth version set plus trailer for anyone interested
     
  6. Ikkstakk

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    Gravestone Youth Version is $109 at TFSource's Black Friday sale today. Worth it?
     
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    If you like the deco then yeah, I think so. I'm tempted to snag one too.
     
  8. primetime77

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    its a good figure. if u like the deco i would not hesitate but its not THAT much cheaper than normal. some places that don't charge sales tax sell it for $130 normally i think....so you save $20 over them but then whatever tax you pay lessens that difference. of course i should say we all report our use taxes when we file income taxes of course so this just defers that cost. :p 
     
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    I got him for $129 and I think he's worth what I paid for him. In hindsight, of course I wish I would have waited and saved $20 but he's a great figure. I got the whole line while they were on sale except for Gravestone. I haven't gotten the trailer yet, though. Since I didn't get these guys to combine them, I think I'm going to wait for the trailer to go on sale. If it never does, oh well. Didn't want to miss out on this guy, though and risk having to pay more instead of less to complete the set.

    Long story short, I think $109 is a fantastic price for this Gravestone.
     
  10. marioxb

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    For those that have installed jimmyh's back piece, I know you can't transform him with the back on, BUT, can you transform him with the pieces off that you removed in order to install the back piece? I don't have any of these guys yet. I started with the back piece. Lol.
     
  11. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 It's Hot Rod's fault...

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    There will be gaps at the back(correct me if I'm wrong) of the trailer if you leave the pieces off. Right at the back of the trailer over and around the back door/ramp
     
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    Thanks guys, I think I'll pull the trigger then. I've got the cartoon versions of the other four, never picked up Gravestone, and that more-real-world-looking truck deco is really sweet.
     
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    This is correct, I'm sure you can do the transformation but will have panels missing that make the sides of the trailer and the hitch that connects the trailer to the truck would be missing as well.

    It's such an involved transformation that if you are going to go back to trailer mode then it should be no big deal to screw those three parts back on especially since they are extremely easy to access external parts.
     
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    I was going to make them a little shorter, but I kind of thought they made more sense being even with the top of his horns.

    The cannot, however, have a smaller foot print as they fit around the existing shoulder pieces.
     
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    jimmyh TFW2005 Supporter

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    There will be options as shown in the photos.

    1- all grey. These are printed as a whole piece, and I hate masking, so they will be all one color.

    2- same as above with the yellow detail (which is just a vinyl cut decal)

    3- grey with silver detail in front. The two silver panels are printed separately. This makes them easy to paint a different color with no masking. And since they are separate pieces they will have much cleaner details (without getting into the technicalities of SLA printing, anything facing away from the build plate has the cleanest lines. The single piece option has those panels printed perpendicular to the build plate)

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    4- grey/silver as above with the yellow decal.

    5- any of the above with the center piece connecting them.

    These will just tab into the existing shoulder pylons. There is a rectangular slot on top that these will connect to. It's not really secure. But this is a display piece, not a toy. And I didn't want them too secure anyway as I don't want to risk someone having the urge to lift Monolith from these and cause something to break.


    I will get something together in my sales thread after Thanksgiving.
     
  16. jimmyh

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    You will be missing this entire section and won't have a trailer hitch to connect to gravestone cab.

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    Thanks everyone. I will find a way to partsform those parts I guess.
     
  18. mrspingly

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    Ah, fair enough about the footprint. I still don't have my trailer and haven't met this Menasor in person.
     
  19. stprime

    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    I need to see an enclosed version.
     
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    I wonder if xtransbots will re-release all the g2 stunticons as they release the g2 trailer and motormaster.
     
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